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‘Concrete changes’ with carbon labels for green construction

Bosch Beton is committed to the sustainable production of retaining walls. An important next step in our commitment to sustainability is the introduction of carbon labelling on all our concrete products. These labels, ranging from class A++ to G, provide our customers with a clear indication of environmental impact, similar to the familiar labelling system for electronic appliances, cars and many other products.

22 November 2023

The power of carbon labelling

Introducing carbon labels on our concrete products makes our sustainability ambitions tangible and clear. Just like when they buy a new TV or washing machine, our customers can now immediately see the environmental impact of their construction choices. These labels vary from class A++ (highest sustainability) to G (lowest sustainability) and offer detailed insight into how environmentally friendly each product is.

Our carbon labels not only offer information, but they also enable our customers to make informed decisions. They can now select products accurately according to their level of sustainability, without compromising on quality and performance.

Building a greener future together

‘At Bosch Beton, we not only want to supply products: we want to have impact,’ explained Brechtje van den Beuken (CEO). ‘By introducing carbon labelling we aim to help achieve construction sector change to create a greener future. We are challenging ourselves and our customers to take action, make sustainable choices and work towards a world in which the built environment and nature converge harmoniously.’

Together with you, our valued customers and partners, we’re looking forward to a future in which sustainable construction is the norm. We warmly invite you to take part in this movement and join us in paving the way towards a more environmentally friendly and responsible building industry. Together, we can build a better world, step by step, concrete by concrete.

Carbon labels on retaining walls: how and why?

In our efforts to establish carbon labelling for our concrete products, we based our benchmark on the Green Construction Board’s (GCB) Low Carbon Concrete Group (LCCG) study from the UK. They developed a seven-step plan, in which carbon-free, waste-free, biodiversity and environmental gains form the basis of the ratings. To obtain the dataset for the classifications, GCB analysed a total of 624 different concrete recipes within strength classes C8/10 to C80/95, providing a good bandwidth for concrete products of different strength classes.

Our vision: building for a more sustainable future

Sustainability has always been a core value at Bosch Beton. Our concrete retaining walls should not only strengthen our infrastructure, optimise water management or create storage space, but should also contribute to a sound future perspective with respect to sustainable construction and circularity.

‘We don’t only believe in taking economic and humane responsibility, but also in taking our environmental responsibility. Especially in an era in which environmental impact on the climate is increasingly tangible and visible.’